The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 pickups are poised to launch next month. And the financial analysts from The Motley Fool think its time for Ford to start worrying. Admittedly, the K2XX trucks bear a lot of resemblances to the GMT900 trucks they’re replacing, on the outside. But it’s the stuff you can’t initially see that is the most impressive.
GM publicized its fuel economy and tow ratings for the 2014 Silverado and Sierra trucks equipped with the mid-range 5.3L V8 engine, and both specs claim superiority over Ford’s popular EcoBoost V6 engine in the F-150. These initial specs are enough to get the guys from MF excited. But it’s perhaps GM’s strengthening portfolio overall that has them swayed that the automaker just isn’t messing around anymore, and the entire industry should be on their guard for what the company does next.